Toledo, Ohio, residents took this weekend's water ban in stride, which was put in place after water supplies tested positive for a toxin associated with algae blooms. Fertilizer runoff could be to blame.
The Senate's failure to pass a border bill and the House's fumbling efforts to pass its own speak to how many different people can 'veto' legislation in American politics. That's nothing new, but the tea party insurgency has added a new levels of complexity.
Unsafe levels of toxins in drinking water in northwest Ohio are linked to algae blooms in Lake Erie. The blooms are fed by agricultural runoff, but that's not the full story.
More than two-thirds of states quickly adopted Common Core in 2010, but four years later, the standards seem to have become, among other things, a proxy for whatever in education people are unhappy with.
While much of the controversy about Common Core has centered on the education standards themselves, the tests that go along with them have also engendered debate.
Eric Cantor's early retirement came as almost as much of a surprise as the former majority leader's stunning upset in this year's GOP primary. But there are advantages to leaving early.